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Rocked like a Herman Cain

December 8th 2011 23:13
I've been away for awhile, and a lot has happened. My last couple of posts detailed my interest in Herman Cain as a candidate for the GOP nomination. I still like a lot of what he said. I also REALLY liked the fact that he was both a successful businessman and a non-politician. Unfortunately, his candidacy was derailed by some bad answers to key foreign policy questions and by some unproven allegations of sexual impropriety. As someone who voted for Ross Perot twice in the 90s, the idea of Herman Cain's candidacy had great appeal to me. Alas, though, it was not meant to be.

Looking at the remaining field leaves me a little disappointed. The current frontrunners are Romney and Gingrich. Like many other conservatives, Romney doesn't give me a warm, fuzzy feeling due to his vacillating on almost every issue. However, Gingrich gives me the dry heaves. My post in 2007 details why I can't stand him. All of those points about Newt are as valid today as they were then. He is a good debater, and he does have some good ideas. However, he is such a hypocrite and egotistical blowhard that I can't imagine voting for him in the primary. With that in mind, I guess I'm leaning towards Romney right now. I think Romney would do better against Obama in the general than Gingrich. I think Gingrich would REALLY turn off independents. I would still vote for Gingrich over Obama (every day of the week and twice on Sunday), but that fact is an indictment of Obama, not an endorsement of Gingrich.

I only wish this guy would run. Or maybe this guy. Then I could be truly thrilled about a candidate. However, if wishes and buts were candy and nuts, we'd all have a wonderful Christmas.

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Comment by RickB_GA

December 8th 2011 23:42
I agree ... looks like I am going to once again get a chance to vote on the lesser of two evils with Obama being the evilest!

Comment by PopulistConservative

December 9th 2011 00:03
Don't you hate that, Rick? I do. We HAVE to make big gains in the House and Senate, though. That may be the only way to mitigate the damage done by Obama (if he wins) or Romney/Gingrich (if they win and sprint to the left).

Comment by S.L.

December 9th 2011 00:06
And a wonderful Christmas to you, too, PopCon, candy and nuts and all!

Seriously, the last several elections have consisted of Republicans offering up milk-toast RINO's against enthusiastic socialists. Manners are fine and dandy, but bringing up a bad record against a socialist shouldn't be considered "bad form". Asking necessary questions of a democrat shouldn't be frowned upon, either. Yet the Republicans have successfully managed to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory too often.

I'll vote for whoever runs against B.O. (B.S.), of course, but it would be nice to have a candidate to get behind and not a stuffed shirt.

Comment by PopulistConservative

December 9th 2011 00:29
SL, is it too much to ask for us to get true conservative who doesn't have a closet full of skeletons? It shouldn't be. Maybe the process scares off decent people. I don't know.

Anything will be better than Obama, though.

Comment by Howard

December 23rd 2011 02:44
Time to support Ron Paul, at least as a strike against the Obama war drive against Iran. That could easily become a thermonuclear exchange of missiles with Russia and China.

Comment by PopulistConservative

December 23rd 2011 03:43
Sorry. Can't do it, Howard. He has no chance of winning. A vote for Ron Paul is basically a vote for Obama.

I do like some of Paul's positions, but most of them are too for out there for me.

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